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Radio Controlled Clock Instructions

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					          Atomic Radio Controlled Clock Instructions

Congratulations on your purchase of this quality RC Wall Clock. Great
care has been taken to design and manufacture your clock.
Please read these instructions and keep them safe, as you may want to
refer to them in the future.

The clock’s time setting will occur automatically soon after the
battery is inserted.

The radio controlled mechanism tunes itself to the time signal
broadcast by the official U.S. Atomic Clock in Fort Collins, Colorado
also known as WWVB.

Buttons Description

REC – Receive Button, press this button to force the clock to search
for the radio signal.

SET – Manual Set Button, to set the time manually press and hold this
button for 5 seconds until the hands start to move. Continue to press
button until correct time is displayed.

PMCE – Switch button for time zone selection
(P):      Pacific Time
(M):      Mountain Time
(C):      Central time
(E):      Eastern Time

ON/OFF – Daylight Saving Time Switch, please always keep this switch
ON. Residents in the states of Arizona and Indiana that observe
Daylight Saving Time (DST) should keep in OFF position.

How do I start the clock?

Insert on “AA” alkaline battery (not included) into the compartment on
the back of the clock, making sure that the polarities match those
shown in the compartment.
After the battery is inserted; you will see the second hand move
clockwise to the 12 o’clock position. Within three minutes the hour and
minute hand will move to one of three standby positions: 4, 8 or 12
o’clock.
The clock will search to receive the radio signal. If the signal in
your area is strong; the clock will set itself within three to ten
minutes.
If the signal is weak or the clock is unable to receive the signal the
hands will not move. The clock will try to receive the signal once an
hour for the first 24 hours. Due to atmospheric conditions the signal
is often strongest between midnight and 4AM.
When the clock has found the signal and finished setting itself it will
seek out the signal once each day to maintain its accuracy.
After 24 hours if there is no signal the clock hands will move but will
not go to the correct time.
To conserve battery life, the clock will then start to search for the
signal every second hour on the odd hours (1 o’clock, 3 o’clock etc).
If there is no signal the clock should be moved to another location in
order to receive the signal. The antenna is directional so one location
will probably work better than another.

What should I do if my clock will not synchronize at all?

Check the battery lifetime and if necessary try a different battery.
If nothing else works take the clock outside on a clear night and
remove the battery. Power it up again by reinserting the battery to
force it to search for the signal again. If the clock works outside but
not inside you probably have a local interference problem in your house
or building.
If the clock not works outside at night it is probably due to rough
handling, check to see if any battery contact loosening or hands
attachment off and let qualified repairmen take care of it.

What can I do to improve signal reception?

If you plan to use this clock in a concrete or metal building,
reception will be improved if the clock is placed near a window, with
any curtains or blinds open.
Do not place the item too close to electrical appliances such as
televisions, microwaves, speakers, and computers or fax machines.
Many natural and man-made items can block or interfere with radio
signal reception. These include tall buildings, airports, mountains and
valley and electrical items such as high voltage cables, traffic lights
or neon lights. Bad weather can also affect the signal.

What do I need to do when we gain or loss an hour?

Nothing! The time will switch between Greenwich Mean Time and Daylight
Savings Time automatically when the signal is received.

How should I care for my clock?

Replace the battery every year or when the clock loses its ability to
receive the radio signal.
Keep the clock clean and dry. A soft cloth should be used regularly to
keep the product dust free.
Do not use any corrosive cleaner or chemicals on the clock.
Always store the clock without a battery whenever it is not in use.

				
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